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Princeton's WordNet

  1. text, textual matter(noun)

    the words of something written

    "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"

    schoolbook, school text, text edition, textual matter, textbook

  2. text(noun)

    a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon

    "the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"

    schoolbook, school text, text edition, textual matter, textbook

  3. textbook, text, text edition, schoolbook, school text(noun)

    a book prepared for use in schools or colleges

    "his economics textbook is in its tenth edition"; "the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy"

    schoolbook, school text, text edition, textbook, textual matter

  4. text(noun)

    the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.)

    "pictures made the text easier to understand"

    schoolbook, school text, text edition, textual matter, textbook


  1. text(verb)

    To send a text message to; i.e. to transmit text using the Short Message Service (SMS), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones.

    Just text me when you get here.

    SMS, message

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. text(n.)

    body (of a literary work, as distinguished from comments), true copy

  2. text(n.)

    verse (of scripture), passage, sentence, clause, paragraph

  3. text(n.)

    topic, subject, theme, thesis

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. text(n)

    passage, pericope, subject, topic, theme

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    texts, wording, version, texte, arrange, document, textual, texto, piece, copy, language, text-, text-based, word, draft

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How to use text in a sentence?

  1. Paul Ryan:

    We have very productive conversations occurring among our members, but those are productive conversations, that doesn't mean that we have language and text that's ready to go and the votes are lined up. But that's what you need to do in order to get that, meaning get members talking. That's happening.

  2. Timothy Beal:

    They break off from the larger text and circulate like little viruses in our culture that hook on to other things and that's when they really take off and spread.

  3. Jorge Luis Borges:

    Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read.

  4. President Obama:

    There is no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off-years. That’s not in the constitutional text.

  5. Rav Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi (Manitou):

    There are 4 empires and we are at the end of the 4th, and there is no text, no hint that the current return fails. At what price, that's another problem.

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